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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tony h, Dec 30, 2005.
looking for a good one, about 500 bucks, what's best
Best is a matter of opinion, I have a Eden Nemesis NC210,thier import, 250 watts and Loud and sounds good. New they are out of your budget, but used I think $500 is the going price.
you can get a Fender Bassman 250 in a 2x10 or 1x15
Separates are the best combo. Easier to move, easier to change and upgrade. Look for a nice head and 1X12 or 2X10 cab on the used market.
Eden N28S anyone have one of these ? seem like a good price
I haven't tried the 2x8", but I tested the N12S and wasn't very impressed. The Roland Cube 100 (1x12") absolutely blew it away, and I bought it. The Roland would be my recommendation if you want something compact and flexible that has enough juice for rehearsals (at sane volumes) and perhaps even gigs with PA support. It is incredibly loud for its size and power rating, and has excellent tone. If you want a 1x15, Ampeg, Ashdown, and G-K make good combos in that price range.
+1 on the separate components.
I just bought a mint Ampeg Porta Bass head and a new Avatar 2x10 cab for under $500. I don't need/want big, heavy equipment (been there, done that).
If you do some searching on this board or Ebay, you can do the same.
FWIW, I have a Crate BT50 combo that I bought for my son, and while nothing to over, it ain't bad for rehearsal and the coffee shop gig.
and IF you can afford it, one of these...
will absolutely be all you need. Great rig and inexpensive.
You can find GK 400RBs for cheap on ebay. Paired up with an Avatar SB112 and you've got a better starting point then most combos (and easier to move). My experience with combos is that most are disapointing by themselves. They really find their voice with another cabinet. YMMV
thanks for that man, some good pointers on this board. I'm a new member to the board, glad I found it.
Thanks to all
These have a great sound and volume. You should be able to find one NEW for somewhere near $525 if you haggle a little.
+1 on the yorkvile xm200 its expandable (hence the 115 suggestion) and I like the BDDI idea...
I agree with Barfly and Mcrelly. For just under $500 the Yorkville is hard to beat.